Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County

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Adult Enrichment Sunday Lifespan Learning Hour

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Childcare is available from 11:30-12:30 in Room 4

October 20

The World’s Religions - Room A - 11:30-1pm

Facilitated by Rev. Mark Hayes. An eight session course based on the classic book of the same title by Huston Smith. We will explore the essential elements and teachings of the world’s predominant faith traditions. Classes will run from 11:30am to 1:00pm.  Dates: Sept 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 10 24, and Dec 1. Books will be available for $13.50 each.

Inner Transitions - Room 6 - 11:30

How does what is happening inside us shape the outer world? Many people are beginning to recognize that we need to create ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable systems for providing food, energy, and shelter in order to mitigate the impending two-fold collapse of industrial civilization and the natural systems that support human life on this earth. What is the inner change that goes with this?   What does this look like for individuals, groups and communities?

October 27

The World’s Religions - Room A - 11:30-1pm

Facilitated by Rev. Mark Hayes. An eight session course based on the classic book of the same title by Huston Smith. We will explore the essential elements and teachings of the world’s predominant faith traditions. Classes will run from 11:30am to 1:00pm.  Dates: Sept 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 10 24, and Dec 1. Books will be available for $13.50 each.

Voluntary Simplicity - Room 6 - 11:30

November 3

Getting to Know UU - Room 2 - 11:15
After the Sunday service, bring your coffee to this monthly gathering facilitated by the Membership Committee.   Designed for visitors and other seekers to learn what the UUFCC has to offer you and get your questions answered. It’s a great opportunity to get to know Unitarian Universalism and the Fellowship, and for us to get acquainted with you!

Inner Transitions - Room 6 - 11:30

How does what is happening inside us shape the outer world? Many people are beginning to recognize that we need to create ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable systems for providing food, energy, and shelter in order to mitigate the impending two-fold collapse of industrial civilization and the natural systems that support human life on this earth. What is the inner change that goes with this?   What does this look like for individuals, groups and communities?

Mindfulness: It’s More Than Meditation - Room A - 11:30

 

Presented by JoAnn Gibson. While meditation is one of the skills used to develop mindfulness, other methods are also effective. Mindfulness encompasses many practices that will help you achieve a heightened state of awareness. Mindfulness is a choice to live your life with consciousness, intention and compassion. This introduction will explore some of the roots, techniques, and values of the mindfulness lifestyle. Sign up on the bulletin board in the Community room.

 

Alternatives to Violence Program: What is it, how can you get involved? - Room B - 11:30

 

Speakers: Dorothy Habecker, Jessica Arends, Campbell Plowden.  Alternatives to Violence is a nationwide and worldwide association of volunteer groups offering experiential workshops in conflict resolution, responses to violence, and personal growth. Our mission is to empower people to lead nonviolent lives through affirmation, respect for all, community building, cooperation and trust. Founded in and developed from the real life experiences of prisoners and others, and building on a spiritual base, AVP encourages every person’s innate power to positively transform themselves and the world. AVP offers trainings in communities, schools and prisons. Jessica Arrends, Dorothy Habecker and Campbell Plowden are members of the local AVP chapter and are currently doing workshops in McKean federal prison in Bradford, PA.

November 10

RE Parents Group Book Discusssion - Room 6 - 11:30 "Parenting From the Inside Out"

Led by Jean Wiant, CRE, DLRE. This year we are reading and discussing Parenting From the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel, MD and Mary Hartzell, MEd. Books can be purchased for $12 at the Open House or from Jean on Sunday mornings. More info: Director of Lifespan Religious Education

The World’s Religions - Room A - 11:30-1pm

Facilitated by Rev. Mark Hayes. An eight session course based on the classic book of the same title by Huston Smith. We will explore the essential elements and teachings of the world’s predominant faith traditions. Classes will run from 11:30am to 1:00pm.  Dates: Sept 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 10 24, and Dec 1.

Climate Change - Room B - 11:30

Part 2 of a three-part climate change series offered by the Social Action Committee. The presenter will be Austin Boyle who will speak on Carbon: Tax or Trade?

November 17

Chili Cookoff and Mid-year Meeting - Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary - 11:30

All are welcome.  Childcare is available.

Inner Transitions - Room 6 - 11:30

How does what is happening inside us shape the outer world? Many people are beginning to recognize that we need to create ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable systems for providing food, energy, and shelter in order to mitigate the impending two-fold collapse of industrial civilization and the natural systems that support human life on this earth. What is the inner change that goes with this?   What does this look like for individuals, groups and communities?

November 24

The World’s Religions - Room A - 11:30-1pm

Facilitated by Rev. Mark Hayes. An eight session course based on the classic book of the same title by Huston Smith. We will explore the essential elements and teachings of the world’s predominant faith traditions. Classes will run from 11:30am to 1:00pm.  Dates: Sept 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 10 24, and Dec 1. Books will be available for $13.50 each.

Voluntary Simplicity - Room 6 - 11:30

Guest Speaker Diane Kurtz who was raised reducing, reusing, and recycling and has many simple, creative ideas for sustainable living and avoiding the excessive wastefulness that is everywhere! She makes all of her own cleaning and grooming products, many natural “medicines”, has almost completely eliminated the use of any disposable products in her home, avoids buying pre-packaged/processed foods, has reusable bags/containers for most products she does bring home and tries finding creative ways for using things that otherwise get tossed in the trash. Diane is passionate about sharing this knowledge and information with others so we can all reduce what we add to the landfills, the spread of toxic chemicals into our environment and have a better idea of exactly what it is we are eating. And bonus - it’s a lot of fun and saves money! Diane has collected all of her recipes and ideas and has an e-book “Natural Balance” which she will send to those interested after the presentation.

 

Climate Change - Room B - 11:30

Dorothy Blair will conclude the 3rd part of the 3-part series on climate change offered by the social Action Committee. She will speak on moving toward both personal change and political action to curtail CO2 buildup

 

 

 

December 1

Getting to Know UU - Room 2 - 11:15
After the Sunday service, bring your coffee to this monthly gathering facilitated by the Membership Committee.   Designed for visitors and other seekers to learn what the UUFCC has to offer you and get your questions answered. It’s a great opportunity to get to know Unitarian Universalism and the Fellowship, and for us to get acquainted with you!

Inner Transitions - Room 6 - 11:30

How does what is happening inside us shape the outer world? Many people are beginning to recognize that we need to create ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable systems for providing food, energy, and shelter in order to mitigate the impending two-fold collapse of industrial civilization and the natural systems that support human life on this earth. What is the inner change that goes with this?   What does this look like for individuals, groups and communities?

The World’s Religions - Room A - 11:30-1pm

Facilitated by Rev. Mark Hayes. An eight session course based on the classic book of the same title by Huston Smith. We will explore the essential elements and teachings of the world’s predominant faith traditions. Classes will run from 11:30am to 1:00pm.  Dates: Sept 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 10 24, and Dec 1. Books will be available for $13.50 each.

December 8

RE Parents Group Book Discusssion - Room 6 - 11:30 "Parenting From the Inside Out"

Led by Jean Wiant, CRE, DLRE. This year we are reading and discussing Parenting From the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel, MD and Mary Hartzell, MEd. Books can be purchased for $12 at the Open House or from Jean on Sunday mornings. More info: Director of Lifespan Religious Education

December 15

Inner Transitions - Room 6 - 11:30

How does what is happening inside us shape the outer world? Many people are beginning to recognize that we need to create ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable systems for providing food, energy, and shelter in order to mitigate the impending two-fold collapse of industrial civilization and the natural systems that support human life on this earth. What is the inner change that goes with this?   What does this look like for individuals, groups and communities?

January 5, 2014

Getting to Know UU - Room 2 - 11:15
After the Sunday service, bring your coffee to this monthly gathering facilitated by the Membership Committee.   Designed for visitors and other seekers to learn what the UUFCC has to offer you and get your questions answered. It’s a great opportunity to get to know Unitarian Universalism and the Fellowship, and for us to get acquainted with you!

Inner Transitions - Room 6 - 11:30

How does what is happening inside us shape the outer world? Many people are beginning to recognize that we need to create ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable systems for providing food, energy, and shelter in order to mitigate the impending two-fold collapse of industrial civilization and the natural systems that support human life on this earth. What is the inner change that goes with this?   What does this look like for individuals, groups and communities?

January 19

Inner Transitions - Room 6 - 11:30

How does what is happening inside us shape the outer world? Many people are beginning to recognize that we need to create ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable systems for providing food, energy, and shelter in order to mitigate the impending two-fold collapse of industrial civilization and the natural systems that support human life on this earth. What is the inner change that goes with this?   What does this look like for individuals, groups and communities?

January 26

Voluntary Simplicity - Room 6 - 11:30

 

February 2, 2014

Getting to Know UU - Room 2 - 11:15
After the Sunday service, bring your coffee to this monthly gathering facilitated by the Membership Committee.   Designed for visitors and other seekers to learn what the UUFCC has to offer you and get your questions answered. It’s a great opportunity to get to know Unitarian Universalism and the Fellowship, and for us to get acquainted with you!

Inner Transitions - Room 6 - 11:30

How does what is happening inside us shape the outer world? Many people are beginning to recognize that we need to create ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable systems for providing food, energy, and shelter in order to mitigate the impending two-fold collapse of industrial civilization and the natural systems that support human life on this earth. What is the inner change that goes with this?   What does this look like for individuals, groups and communities?

Lifespan Learning Upcoming Events

Wednesday March 19

Fellowship Supper - Fellowship Hall - 6pm
Bring a side dish to share and enjoy the relaxing fellowship dinner.

Sunday March 30

Parenting Group - Lower Lobby - 11:15

Need advice about potty training or how to connect with your tween or how to handle unsolicited advice? Each week we'll gather after the service to share the ups and downs of parenting. This is a casual, informal group you can attend according to your schedule. Come join us at 11:15 in the lower lobby. Bring a cup of coffee and your parenting challenges and joys for a lively discussion. It won't be the same without you. Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sunday April 6

Getting to Know UU - Room 2 - 11:15
After the Sunday service, bring your coffee to this monthly gathering facilitated by the Membership Committee.   Designed for visitors and other seekers to learn what the UUFCC has to offer you and get your questions answered. It’s a great opportunity to get to know Unitarian Universalism and the Fellowship, and for us to get acquainted with you!

Inner Transitions - Room 6 - 11:30

How does what is happening inside us shape the outer world? Many people are beginning to recognize that we need to create ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable systems for providing food, energy, and shelter in order to mitigate the impending two-fold collapse of industrial civilization and the natural systems that support human life on this earth. What is the inner change that goes with this?   What does this look like for individuals, groups and communities?

Parenting Group - Lower Lobby - 11:15

Need advice about potty training or how to connect with your tween or how to handle unsolicited advice? Each week we'll gather after the service to share the ups and downs of parenting. This is a casual, informal group you can attend according to your schedule. Come join us at 11:15 in the lower lobby. Bring a cup of coffee and your parenting challenges and joys for a lively discussion. It won't be the same without you. Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sunday April 13

Parenting Group - Lower Lobby - 11:15

Need advice about potty training or how to connect with your tween or how to handle unsolicited advice? Each week we'll gather after the service to share the ups and downs of parenting. This is a casual, informal group you can attend according to your schedule. Come join us at 11:15 in the lower lobby. Bring a cup of coffee and your parenting challenges and joys for a lively discussion. It won't be the same without you. Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Wednesday April 16

Fellowship Supper - Fellowship Hall - 6pm
Bring a side dish to share and enjoy the relaxing fellowship dinner.

Sunday April 20

Inner Transitions - Room 6 - 11:30

How does what is happening inside us shape the outer world? Many people are beginning to recognize that we need to create ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable systems for providing food, energy, and shelter in order to mitigate the impending two-fold collapse of industrial civilization and the natural systems that support human life on this earth. What is the inner change that goes with this?   What does this look like for individuals, groups and communities?

Parenting Group - Lower Lobby - 11:15

Need advice about potty training or how to connect with your tween or how to handle unsolicited advice? Each week we'll gather after the service to share the ups and downs of parenting. This is a casual, informal group you can attend according to your schedule. Come join us at 11:15 in the lower lobby. Bring a cup of coffee and your parenting challenges and joys for a lively discussion. It won't be the same without you. Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sunday April 27

Voluntary Simplicity - Room 6 - 11:30 Bikes!

We will discuss local bicycling options for commuting and pleasure riding, highlighting resources for safety and other information. Jason Philtron will describe Daisy and my upcoming year-long bicycle trip through the Americas. One embodiment of voluntary simplicity, we will live for over a year with only the items we can carry on our bicycles! Open Q/A and discussion to follow. Fully loaded (packed) bicycle present for viewing. For more information about our trip, check out www.thephiltrons.com, a website and blog where we will catalog our adventure. See you there!

Parenting Group - Lower Lobby - 11:15

Need advice about potty training or how to connect with your tween or how to handle unsolicited advice? Each week we'll gather after the service to share the ups and downs of parenting. This is a casual, informal group you can attend according to your schedule. Come join us at 11:15 in the lower lobby. Bring a cup of coffee and your parenting challenges and joys for a lively discussion. It won't be the same without you. Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Hospitality Teams

Hospitality Teams

        

Hospitality Teams are a great way to meet people and learn about the Fellowship. Teams are in charge of Sunday morning hospitality. This includes greeting, ushering, providing food and beverages, cleaning-up and creating a visual display for the Sunday service. Team members also have social times to relax and get to know each other better. Each of the five teams provides hospitality for four Sundays, two or three times per year. 

All members, friends and interested visitors are encouraged to participate on a Team.
More information: Hospitality Team Leader

Hospitality Team Schedule

Wondering when your Team is on duty? See it below.

                                                             

Team Role Descriptions

Team Communicator

Team Communicators let their Team members know when they will be on duty, create the schedule, and let them know when the Team party will be.

Hospitality Team Communicator Task List

Hospitality Team Sample Email for Communicators

Hospitality Team Sample Schedule

Hospitality Team Sample Schedule Worksheet.xls

Team Facilitators

Team Facilitators oversee the Hospitality Team activities for a given Sunday. They make sure that all the activities are covered, and they train and introduce new members of the Hospitality Team.

Hospitality Team Facilitator Checklist

Greeters

Greeter Task List

Ushers

Ushers Task List

Coffee Makers

Coffee Maker Task List

Coffee Servers

Coffee Servers Task List

Coffee Cleanup

Coffee Clean-up task List

Visual Display

Visual Display Task List

Hygiene & Cleanliness

Handwashing

Food Handling Safety

Hospitality Teams

Getting Started with Hospitality Teams

What do UUFCC’s Hospitality Teams do?

They do all Sunday morning hospitality, including greeting, ushering, providing food and beverages, clean-up and creating visual display for the Sunday service. For details about these specific roles, see Team Role Descriptions (above).

What ELSE do Hospitality Teams do?

Yes, they get the coffee made and ensure that hospitality does not fall on just a few good souls; about 95% of our active congregants serve on Hospitality Teams. But more importantly, Teams have given our Fellowship other benefits:

  • Connection. New members of each Team can connect with a subset of all congregants; all 200 of us at once on Sunday mornings can be overwhelming.
  • Friendship. Team members can get to know one another better; you can learn a lot about two or three other people while making coffee and putting out food with them.
  • Empowerment. People on Teams feel they “own” the building; they know where things are and how they work, and can creatively solve problems when they arise.
  • Leadership. Facilitator and Communicator let people try minor roles as leaders; some of ours enjoyed them and went on to much larger responsibilities.
  • Atmosphere. Sunday mornings are friendly and lively at the Fellowship; perhaps our enthusiasm overwhelms shy visitors, but at least few people get ignored! We have FUN!
  • Memories. Take a look at photos of some of the creative Visual Displays and Team Parties we’ve come up with. 

Hospitality Team Tools

 Here are some things we’ve developed that make Teams work smoothly:

  • Shifts. Each Team serves for 4 Sundays in a row; then they are off duty and can enjoy (guilt free) the hospitality of our other four Teams for 16 weeks.  Click here for the schedule of which Team is up when.
  • Communicator Letters. The Communicator of each Team contacts all Team members several weeks before their shift and asks about role preferences and when each person will be available, then creates a schedule. The Communicator also sends out reminders to Team members. Samples are above.
  • Facilitator Checklist. Team Facilitators supervise on Sunday mornings to make sure that all the tasks are covered, new people are trained, needed supplies are found, and so forth. To be sure the most important things don’t get overlooked, they can use a checklist like the one above.
  • Team Parties. Most Teams have at least one just-for-fun party before, during, or following each shift. These build fellowship, let people get to know one another’s families (they are usually at somebody’s home) and are simply enjoyable. Team parties include BBQs, board game parties, Superbowl parties, pizza parties, picnics, Easter Egg decorating parties, movie nights...

Want to try Hospitality Teams at YOUR Congregation?

If you are intrigued by what you see on our web site and would consider starting your own Teams, we’d be glad to answer your questions and send you supporting information. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Hospitality Teams

Hospitality Team Schedule

12/15/2013 Helping Hands
12/22/2013 Helping Hands
12/29/2013 Helping Hands
1/5/2014 Helping Hands
1/12/2014 Blessed Bees
1/19/2014 Blessed Bees
1/26/2014 Blessed Bees
2/2/2014 Blessed Bees
2/9/2014 Service Stars
2/16/2014 Service Stars
2/23/2014 Service Stars
3/2/2014 Service Stars
3/9/2014 Ever-Red-Es
3/16/2014 Ever-Red-Es
3/23/2014 Ever-Red-Es
3/30/2014 Ever-Red-Es
4/6/2014 Ladybugs
4/13/2014 Ladybugs
4/20/2014 Ladybugs
4/27/2014 Ladybugs
5/4/2014 Helping Hands
5/11/2014 Helping Hands
5/18/2014 Helping Hands
5/25/2014 Helping Hands
6/1/2014 Blessed Bees
6/8/2014 Blessed Bees
6/15/2014 Blessed Bees
6/22/2014 Blessed Bees
6/29/2014 Service Stars
7/6/2014 Service Stars
7/13/2014 Service Stars
7/20/2014 Service Stars
7/27/2014 Ever-Red-Es
8/3/2014 Ever-Red-Es
8/10/2014 Ever-Red-Es
8/17/2014 Ever-Red-Es
8/24/2014 Ladybugs
8/31/2014 Ladybugs
9/7/2014 Ladybugs
9/14/2014 Ladybugs
9/21/2014 Helping Hands
9/28/2014 Helping Hands
10/5/2014 Helping Hands
10/12/2014 Helping Hands
10/19/2014 Blessed Bees
10/26/2014 Blessed Bees
11/2/2014 Blessed Bees
11/9/2014 Blessed Bees
11/16/2014 Service Stars
11/23/2014 Service Stars
11/30/2014 Service Stars
12/7/2014 Service Stars
12/14/2014 Ever-Red-Es
12/21/2014 Ever-Red-Es
12/28/2014 Ever-Red-Es
1/4/2015 Ever-Red-Es
1/11/2015 Ladybugs
1/18/2015 Ladybugs
1/25/2015 Ladybugs
2/1/2015 Ladybugs
2/8/2015 Helping Hands
2/15/2015 Helping Hands
2/22/2015 Helping Hands
3/1/2015 Helping Hands
3/8/2015 Blessed Bees
3/15/2015 Blessed Bees
3/22/2015 Blessed Bees
3/29/2015 Blessed Bees
4/5/2015 Service Stars
4/12/2015 Service Stars
4/19/2015 Service Stars
4/26/2015 Service Stars
5/3/2015 Ever-Red-Es
5/10/2015 Ever-Red-Es
5/17/2015 Ever-Red-Es
5/24/2015 Ever-Red-Es
5/31/2015 Ladybugs
6/7/2015 Ladybugs
6/14/2015 Ladybugs
6/21/2015 Ladybugs
6/28/2015 Helping Hands
7/5/2015 Helping Hands
7/12/2015 Helping Hands
7/19/2015 Helping Hands
7/26/2015 Blessed Bees
8/2/2015 Blessed Bees
8/9/2015 Blessed Bees
8/16/2015 Blessed Bees
8/23/2015 Service Stars
8/30/2015 Service Stars
9/6/2015 Service Stars
9/13/2015 Service Stars
9/20/2015 Ever-Red-Es
9/27/2015 Ever-Red-Es
10/4/2015 Ever-Red-Es
10/11/2015 Ever-Red-Es
10/18/2015 Ladybugs
10/25/2015 Ladybugs
11/1/2015 Ladybugs
11/8/2015 Ladybugs

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